Our Board

Renee Keller – President

Renée Keller is a research and development chemist at Evonik Industries, AG (formerly Performance Materials Division of Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.) and has been with the company since 1994.  She is currently supporting research and development of additives for the polyurethane foam industry.  She earned a BS in chemistry from Beaver College, now Arcadia University, and an MS in Polymer Science and Engineering from Lehigh University.  Renée attends Grace Bible Church of Hawk Mountain and is active in ladies Bible study there.  Renée is married to Dave Brown and has one son, Jack Keller, Jr.  Jack graduated from The King’s Academy in 2010, Lafayette College in 2014, Lehigh University in 2016, and is now employed by Carnegie Mellon University.

David Schmaldienst, Jr. – Vice President

David Schmaldienst is an educator in the Oley Valley School District and has been with the district since 2000.  He currently serves as the Assistant High School Principal.  He has a BA in History and Social Studies from Lebanon Valley College.  He has two M.Ed. from Wilkes University, one in Classroom Technology and one in Educational Leadership.  Additionally, he has completed the Superintendent Letter of Eligibility Program from Edinboro University.  David and his family attend Trinity Bible Fellowship church in Blandon. He resides in Ontelaunee Township with his wife Becky and daughter Samantha who is a student at TKA.

Brian S. Kulp – Treasurer

Brian S. Kulp, Esquire is owner of the Law Office of Brian Kulp where he practices family, civil and criminal law. Brian served as an Assistant District Attorney in Berks County.  He is most proud of his service in Berks County Veteran Court where many Veterans were given the help they desperately needed.  Brian is married to Dr. Donna Kulp and a proud father of five boys, two who graduated from The King’s Academy.  His 5th son is currently enrolled in 10th grade.

After he graduated from Reading High School, he proudly served in the United States Air Force.  He then graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor Degree in Business from Alvernia University and also earned his Certified Management Accounting certification from the Institute of Management Accountants.  After serving various positions in the corporate world, he attended Widener Law School to which he graduated Cum Laude.

Nathan Scheffler

Nathan is the clinical director at PA Adult and Teen Challenge in Rehrersburg PA. He has served for 12 years in the United States Coast Guard Reserve, and was the general manager of a restaurant before entering the field of human services. Since then he has completed his masters in social work and is a licensed social worker in the state of Pennsylvania. Nathan worked for several years a at a residential childrens home with with children who had experienced trauma, and currently is working in inpatient treatment with adults recovering from drug and alcohol addictions.
 
Nathan’s connection to faith based education runs deep. He attended kindergarten through 12th grade at a small Christian school in upstate NY.
 
Nathan and his wife Meagan have 3 energetic children, in 2nd grade, 1st grade and jr. Kindergarten all at the Kings Academy.
 

Lori Minotto

Lori Minotto works as a real estate photographer while also running her own photography business.  She specializes in sports photography and senior portraits.  She is an active member of Emmanuel Fellowship Church where she serves as a youth leader.  She and her husband, Rick, are proud parents of Rebecca and Jessica, both TKA alumni and Alex, a current TKA student.  Lori was a longtime volunteer and employee of TKA for 13 years.  One of her many contributions includes establishing the lunch program at the school.

David Schmaldienst, Sr.

David S. Schmaldienst has over 20 years of experience in K-12 education.  He currently serves as an educator in the Boyertown Area School District where he is a middle school assistant principal.  Prior to working at Boyertown, he was a teacher, instructional coach, and administrator in the Oley Valley School District.  His educational background includes a Bachelors of Arts in History from Lebanon Valley College, and two Masters of Education from Wilkes University in educational leadership and classroom technology.   Additionally, David holds PA state certificates in Social Studies, K-12 Principal, and Superintendent.  David and his family attend Trinity Bible Fellowship church in Blandon. He resides in Ontelaunee Township with his wife Becky and daughter Samantha who is a student at TKA.

Lindsay Szejko

Lindsay is the second generation owner and CEO of SOLO Laboratories, Inc. located in Kutztown, PA.  She has been with the company since 2005 and worked in various positions before taking on the role of CEO. Lindsay is married to Andre Szejko, better known as Andy, and mother to 3 wonderful children, Makena, Sydney currently enrolled in 3rd grade at The King’s Academy and Cameron currently enrolled in 2nd grade at The King’s Academy. 

After Lindsay graduated from Parkland High School, she went on to York College to pursue a career in Criminal Justice. After graduating with departmental honors, she made the decision to work in the family business. What was thought to be a temporary stop in her life’s journey resulted in a full blown passion for SOLO’s mission to “serve others, love others.” Lindsay is honored to carry on the family legacy.

 

About Us

Our Mission

The King’s Academy provides a standard of Christ-centered academic excellence training leaders in knowledge, wisdom and godly character.